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08 Feb 2016
Sputnik News reports that in Turkish Kurdistan, the local residents have been on strike for 40 days now and are asking the police to allow them to take the bodies of their dead children. There are seven Kurdish teenagers whose names are known, who...
03 Feb 2016
The European Commission's Directorate-General of Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection has provided a blog entry detailing the experience of a colleague who met with refugee families in Turkey who are receiving specific medical and psychological...
02 Feb 2016
Yahoo News reports that High-street clothes retailers Next and H&M found Syrian refugee children being employed in Turkish factories that supply them, according to a survey by a British charity released on Monday. The report by the Business and...
15 Jan 2016
ABC reports that there are among the 400,000 Syrian children in Turkey who are of school age but are not receiving a formal education. Syrians fleeing to Turkey are allowed to enter the country visa-free under temporary protection visas which...
04 Jan 2016
'Waltonian' reports that five children, one woman and four men drowned when their overloaded boat sank in the Aegean Sea while trying to reach the islnad of Lesbos. The survivors of the tragedy entered Bulgaria, Spain, Cyprus and Malta.
04 Jan 2016
'Aljazeera' reports that more than 400,000 Syrian children work in Turkey, instead of going to school. “Especially in seasonal or labor-intensive sectors like agriculture, construction or textile, Syrian child labor has become the norm,” said Murat...
04 Jan 2016
The Daily Sabah (Turkey) reports on Project Lift, which  is a volunteer organization that offers creative arts therapy to refugee children from war-torn Syria.  The brainchild of the 16-year-old Emir Özsüer, who wanted to do something for the...
16 Dec 2015
Euronews reports that in the southern town of Sanliurfa, a new school has been opened for refugee children. The My Life school was founded by the European Union and is run by the United Nations’ children’s charity UNICEF in partnership with Refugee...
15 Dec 2015
IRFC reports that in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and UNICEF, the Turkish Red Crescent Society manages 28 child-friendly spaces in urban locations near the Turkish border with Syria as...
09 Dec 2015
Hurriyet Daily News reports that one third of marriages in Turkey involve underage girls, according to a women’s rights lawyer speaking at a conference that was called to tackle the problem. The actual number is probably far higher because many...

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